Deep Powder and Steep Rock

Deep Powder and Steep Rock

The Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser

Book - 2009
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Publisher: Banff, A.B : Assiniboine Publishing Limited, 2009.
ISBN: 9780981105901
9781771601122
Branch Call Number: 796. 9309711 SCO
Characteristics: 346 p. : ill. (some col.), map, ports + 1 DVD (4 3/4").

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uzebdrumz
Feb 18, 2014

A biography of the mountaineer & backcountry skier Hans Gmoser. This book details the life an exploits of Hans Gmoser as he challenged himself with extreme mountain ascents and backcountry travels, while introducing skiers to the backcountry with his helicopter assisted guided descents - Gmoser was a revolutionary figure in the field of outdoor recreation. The book details his practicality & survivalist personality. He later realized that the success of heli skiing required a higher level of comfort for his guests. Virtually every backcountry operator in BC and Alberta can trace their roots to Moser's CMH heli guides.

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Feb 18, 2014

“What were we trying to do? Were we trying to show off? Were we trying to kill ourselves? – No! We wanted to inhale and breathe life again. We were rebelling against an existence which human kind has forced upon itself. We were rebelling against an existence full of distorted values, against an existence where a man is judged by the size of his living-room, by the amount of chromium on his car. But here we were ourselves again: simple and pure. Friends in the mountains.”

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